Johnstown: The late Tom Ryan of Bayswell

Irish Wheelchair Association-The North Kilkenny Branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association extend sincere thanks to all who contributed so generously to their recent Church gate collection. The amount raised was €1,086. This was an excellent response and all the money will be used for this worthy cause.

Irish Wheelchair Association-The North Kilkenny Branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association extend sincere thanks to all who contributed so generously to their recent Church gate collection. The amount raised was €1,086. This was an excellent response and all the money will be used for this worthy cause.

Whist- The series of Summer whist drives continued in St. Mary’s Hall last Friday night with a very good attendance. The prize winners were- Top Score Bridie Bergin. Winners Bridie Maher, Lena McEvoy, Nancy Ryan, Sheila McGree, Bridie Medcalf, Sean Hickey, Lorna Allen, Mary Orr, Kitty Butler, Margaret Rochford, Mary Doheny, Ciara O’Shea. 13 tricks- Lorna Allen and Bridie Bergin. Lucky number... Rose Corcoran. Raffle Winners- Rose Corcoran, Patricia Doheny, Kathleen Phelan, Mary Burke, Bridie Maher, Margaret Rochford. The next whist drive will be held on Friday Sept 14th in St Mary’s Hall.

Sympathy-. We offer sincere Sympathy to the family, friends and neighbours of the late Tom Ryan, Bayswell who died recently. Tom was a member of a very popular family in the parish and his passing is deeply regretted. Burial took place in Crosspatrick Cemetery after requiem Mass in Crosspatrick Church. May he rest in peace.

500 Club Draw- The on going annual draw for the 500 Club is in progress and will continue monthly until December. The prizes are excellent 1st €600, 2nd €250., 3rd 4th 5th €100 6th €75. Tickets on sale in local shops and from any committee member. All monies raised will be used in the maintenance and refurbishment of the hall.

Fatima- The National pilgrimage of the World Apostolate of Fatima will be held in Holy Cross Abbey on Sunday August 26th at 2.30pm. Commencing with Rosary, followed by Stations of the Cross, anointing of the sick and concluding with Mass at 4pm. Chief celebrant of the Mass will be Most Rev Dr. Dermot Clifford. For information contact Helen 151421602.

Spa Development Lotto- No Jackpot or no match three winner last week. The numbers were 4,13,23,26. The jackpot now stands at €11,200 and this weeks draw is in Ryans of the Cross.

Active retired. Johnstown Branch of Active retired has arranged a 4 night break in Westport Woods Hotel, Westport, Co. Mayo starting on Monday September 17th in association with Mc Ginley Travel. The cost is €312pps ( single supp €60) which includes collection in Johnstown and return bed and breakfast and evening dinner each day and a sightseeing trip each day- possible trips include Kylemore Abbey, Achill Island , Ballintuber Abbey, Westport House. Names and deposit €50 to Peggy Sharkey no later then August 22nd(as time is short and the travel company and the hotel need numbers) . The trip is open to anyone who would like a few days in this beautiful part of Ireland, you do not need to be a member of Active Retired. Phone Peggy at 0568838507 or 0568831153.